Riesling, Spätlese, Trocken, Stein Palmberg Vineyard
While Dr. Ulrich "Ulli" Stein’s wines are not widely known in the U.S., he has nothing less than a fanatical following in Europe. He could likely sell every last bottle to his friends in Germany alone, yet there are places of some importance, like Noma in Copenhagen, that put in sizable orders for Stein wine. He farms meaningful parcels of land that have a few important things in common: They are not easy to work. They are commercially unknown. And, most importantly, Ulli loves them. The Palmberg Spätlese Trocken is about as grand and deep as a Mosel Riesling maybe should ever be. It has power and grandiosity, without losing the lift and the tension that made the Mosel what it is.This is Stein’s equivalent of a “GG” [the German equivalent of a Grand Cru] and it should be considered as such; it is the top dry bottling.